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Students caught masturbating during class

A group of teenage boys were caught masturbating in front of a female teacher at a middle school in the southern city of Daejeon, according to Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education on Tuesday.The i...

Updated : 2017.06.28 18:08

'Bad' levels of fine dust in subway stations

Seoul’s subway stations have “bad” levels of fine dust in the air, an environmental activist group revealed, citing data from subway operator Seoul Metro. Gongdeok Station and Beotigogae Station on...

Updated : 2017.06.28 15:42

Subway worker dies during repair work

A subway maintenance worker died after being hit by an incoming train, police said Wednesday. The accident occurred at around midnight Monday at Noryangjin Station in central Seoul. The 57-year-old em...

Updated : 2017.06.28 14:04

Korea's childbirths extend losing streak to 17 straight months in April

The number of newborn babies in South Korea dropped for 17 months in a row in April, a government report showed Wednesday, in the latest sign that underscores challenges in boosting its low birthrate....

Updated : 2017.06.28 12:46

1 in 3 poor people stays out of social security net: study

One in 3 low-income people in South Korea don't benefit from the country's income security systems, a study said Wednesday, calling for their reform or new plans.Nearly 36 percent of South Koreans in ...

Updated : 2017.06.28 10:35

Petya ransomware monitored in Korea

The Petya ransomware, which struck Russia and Europe earlier this week, was also observed in South Korea, industry sources said Wednesday, casting concern over local cybersecurity.While the Korea Inte...

Updated : 2017.06.28 09:54

Korea set to release 3 additional Siberian tigers into nature reserve

DAEJEON -- South Korea's forest authorities said Wednesday they plan to release three additional Siberian tigers into a "tiger forest" inside an arboretum in southeastern South Korea starting from thi...

Updated : 2017.06.28 09:50

More Korean women live alone, think less about marriage

More than 2.6 million, or one in 10, Korean women live alone, and an increasing number believe marriage isn't mandatory, recent data from the country's national statistics agency showed Tuesday. Accor...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:48

[Graphic News] Korean women’s lives in numbers

In South Korea, 49.9 percent of the population of 51.4 million is female, standing at 25.6 million as of 2017. Among those aged 60 or over, women outnumber men. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Fam...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:36

Govt. mulls extending aid for patients with severe illness

The government is considering extending a financial support program for low-income patients with serious diseases in an effort to reduce their financial burden, the health ministry said Tuesday.The pr...

Updated : 2017.06.27 10:25

Ex-Congressman Honda receives S. Korean state medal for efforts to help 'comfort women'

Former US Congressman Mike Honda was awarded a state medal from South Korea's government Monday for his efforts to help improve Korea-US relations and heal the wounds of Korean victims of Japan's wart...

Updated : 2017.06.27 09:23

Japanese man confesses to damaging epitaph on Korean victims

CHEONAN -- A Japanese man on Monday confessed to damaging a epitaph at a national cemetery for Korean victims of forced labor under Japan's colonial rule, "to correct historical facts," police said...

Updated : 2017.06.26 21:52

Korea to issue housekeeping vouchers for working parents

The government said Monday that it will issue vouchers for housekeeping services to working parents starting in 2019, as part of efforts to ease the burden of child-rearing and housework. The Ministry...

Updated : 2017.06.26 18:21

Compensation suit begins against Park

The first hearing was held at a local court Monday for those seeking compensation over mental and physical distress caused by the corruption scandal surrounding former President Park Geun-hye and her ...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:17

Efforts to abolish elite schools face backlash, doubts

With liberal President Moon Jae-in in power, South Korea’s education policy is set to shift away from elitism toward equality. And the nation’s most coveted schools are first to take a hit. Elite pr...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:06